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Learn to Program in Python and Java

Learn to Program in Python and Java

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  • Tue 9 Dec ’14, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 16 Dec ’14, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 22 Dec ’14, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 19 Jan ’15, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 27 Jan ’15, 8:30am – 5:00pm


Westlake Boys High School, 30 Forrest Hill Rd, Westlake Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 5 days Mon 19 Jan: $275.00
  • 3 days: $275.00

9:30am to 4pm
Open from 8:30am to 5pm (no extra charge)

Holiday Fun and Excellent Computer Education for Years 1-12.

Python and Java are the two most used programming languages. In this class students will understand the principles and terminology behind all programming languages. No programming experience required.

Day 1 learn to program in Python. On day 2 the same programming concepts are covered using Java - in half a day. Both languages are taken further in the final day and a half.

Learn how to get input, what string and non-string variables are, how to store and compare variables, perform calculations and display results. Understand random numbers, integers, loops, counters, decisions, subroutines, concatenation, screen positioning, formatting input and read and write files to disk.

Other Classes Available

A Discovery Class in Computing
Begin a voyage of discovery that you can further each holidays:
- Discover the different areas of computing;
- Find out what is best for you;
- Find answers to any questions you may have;
- Understand more to take you to the next level.
This course covers aspects from all of the classes.

Essential Computer Skills
An opportunity to learn essential computer skills and discover what is available in the field of computing. This course is enjoyable, fun, and an empowering learning experience. In small groups and short 55min session a lot is covered. Computer games are played during the breaks, Sessions cater for all levels of experience. Sessions are run on animations, Excel, Word and how to use PowerPoint as an artist's tool, to make ID cards and photo presentations. A computer is pulled apart to see how the hardware is assembled.

Create 3D Games & Introduction to Scripting
Create a labyrinth of rooms in a range of finishes, with water or lava below, sky above and outdoor scenes. Add doors, elevators, teleporters and program them to operate with the correct keys. Add a player, enemies, guns, health packs and other entities. Make your own start, win and lose screens and create a multi-level game. Learn how to create and skin your own 3D models and place them in the game. And it’s all done in a fun and enjoyable way

Web Design, Animation & Graphics
Beginners, intermediate and advanced sessions. Animations are made in GIMP, GIF and Flash and a web site created to show them with photos, links etc. Also taught are rollover buttons, bookmarks, hyperlinks, dynamic HTML effects and page transitions. Instruction is also available in a range of graphics programs like PhotoShop, Paint Shop Pro, PowerPoint and Illustrator.

Filming & Video Editing
Film then use computer video editing and publish to YouTube as a finished movie.

Work is burnt on a disk to take home.

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